Just saw Kabul Express and HAD to blog about it.. its a SUPER movie.
I went with a very bored another-concept-film-all-gone-wrong-neither-concept-nor-entertainment attitude towards the film. That spectacular jaane kuda na jaane khuda video was to blame. They should never have made that video. Grossly misrepresents the film.
He has made such a nice film, no money should be wasted on adding masala to a way above par product.
One, its a sincere, true film.
Two, it talks to you without talking down.
Three, it doesnt look and feel like a documentary, but does the job of one.
Four, it uses Pashto with English subtitles where necessary!
The messages of the film are haunting, and true. The way the characters are juxtaposed creates a sort of complex chemistry that I have not seen since Schindler's List.
The actors are superb!! Its the kind of acting that makes you realise what you've been missing. No sorry apology for acting will ever do after you've seen this film.
GO see this film.. its under 2 hours, and is a sound investment in yourself.
Then, come back and tell me what you think. People outside India can use a DVD and people in the US really MUST see it..